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 Howard Community College

Howard Community College - Columbia, MD

10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, Maryland 21044-3197

General information:(443)518-1000
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Type:2-Year,Public
Awards offered:Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Associate's degree
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:10,081( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:16 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $3,993 $4,063 $4,168 -3%
Out-of-state $7,833 $7,903 $8,008 -1%
Books and supplies $1,600 $1,600 $1,800 -11%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $10,772 $12,060 $12,060 0%
Other $2,682 $2,350 $2,350 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $9,146 $10,256 $10,256 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $5,593 $5,663 $5,968 0%
Off Campus $19,047 $20,073 $20,378 0%
Off Campus with Family $14,739 $15,919 $16,224 -6%
Out-of-state
On Campus $9,433 $9,503 $9,808 0%
Off Campus $22,887 $23,913 $24,218 -4%
Off Campus with Family $18,579 $19,759 $20,064 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,060
In-state fees $598
Out-of-state tuition $7,410
Out-of-state fees $598
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan X
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 560 49% --
Grant or scholarship aid 490 42% $2,022,929 $4,128
Federal grants 380 33% $1,563,945 $4,116
Pell grants 374 32% $1,476,216 $3,947
Other federal grants 137 12% $87,729 $640
State/local government grant or scholarships 167 14% $182,192 $1,091
Institutional grants or scholarships 208 18% $276,792 $1,331
Student loan aid 149 13% $659,149 $4,424
Federal student loans 146 13% $630,033 $4,315
Other student loans 6 1% $29,116 $4,853
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,961 31% $10,081,835 $3,405
Pell grants 2,330 24% $7,492,670 $3,216
Federal student loans 1,103 12% $5,626,532 $5,101

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $10,926 $12,777 $13,738
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $10,181 $11,065 $12,428
$30,001 - $48,000 $11,672 $12,314 $13,334
$48,001 - $75,000 $12,698 $14,595 $15,175
$75,001 - $110,000 $14,806 $16,521 $17,609
$110,001 and more $15,182 $16,780 $17,872

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 10,081
Undergraduate enrollment 10,081
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 751
Graduate enrollment 0
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$25

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 39 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NJCAA Division IIIMenWomen
Basketball 1715
Lacrosse 2319
Soccer 2616
Track and Field, Outdoor 188
Track and Field, X-Country 97
Volleyball -11

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1975 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1975 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1975 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

05/08/2012 Accredited
Maryland Board of Nursing

Practical Nursing Programs

07/01/1997 Accredited
Maryland Board of Nursing

Registered Nursing Programs

07/01/1972 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

07/01/2009 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

12/01/1974 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs

10/01/1998 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations01 1
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 020
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate9.1%
Number in default37
Number in repayment404

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00817500

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Associate's degree
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General0-
Category total0-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping00
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General31
Business Administration and Management, General27
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other0-
Business/Commerce, General-68
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-2
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other0-
Management Information Systems, General118
Category total696
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0-
Category total0-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications36
Computer and Information Sciences, General-12
Category total318
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other01
Category total01
Education Colleges
Chemistry Teacher Education-0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-3
Education, General-20
Elementary Education and Teaching-18
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-5
Mathematics Teacher Education-1
Physics Teacher Education-0
Spanish Language Teacher Education-1
Category total-48
Engineering Colleges
Computer Engineering, General-0
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-1
Engineering, General-6
Category total-7
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Biomedical Technology/Technician710
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology12
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General59
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician20
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other00
Category total1521
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care and Support Services Management65
Category total65
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other0-
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist44
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)46
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other-1
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training17-
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist-10
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician5-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-131
Category total30152
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science-3
Category total-3
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies0341
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-172
Category total0513
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other0-
Category total0-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager78
Category total78
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Commercial Photography0-
Commercial and Advertising Art3-
Fine and Studio Arts Management0-
Category total3-
Grand total70872